I NEED TO GET PETRA TO PICK UP TOYS AFTER PLAY TIME, SHE NEVER DOES IT EVEN AFTER PUNISHMENT

Madelyn - posted on 05/20/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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NOT EVEN AFTER PUNISHMENT DOES SHE PICK UP TOYS AND CLEAN UP. WHAT SHOULD I DO?

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Terri-Anne - posted on 05/22/2010

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Tell her that they will go into the bin! Then when you have to pick them up, you place them into a garbage bag and put them in the bin (I suggest it be a clean bag and move them into the garage later if you like when she isnt looking) She will probably try to call your bluff, so definitely pick them up and put them in the garbage in front of her. Let her cry etc. It is up to you if you allow her to remove them from the bin. Usually though when they know that you CAN and WILL enforce the rule, they start to pick up. If even after this she doesn't pick up, then continue to throw out anything lying around and tell her that you will not be purchasing any more toys for her and will inform others not to do so either. No toys will make her one sad little mess maker LOL

Theresa - posted on 05/20/2010

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Gosh! Think this is every moms constant battle - thing to address - I still have to stay on top of my kids and them picking up - but the best thing I ever did was we sing the icking up song - make just as much "fun" to pick up as they had playing- also helps not to have too many toys in reach of the little guys -
also I have a STAR chart for rewards - works really well for me - and constant positive reinforcement is always good. - also when my kids have done somthing really special - or "independant" I make it a point to tell every one! The oher Fay my three year old daughter Mia rose woke up and cleaned her room all by herself! I let everyone know that day! She was so proud - all the people we saw were proud - she felt impowered! Hope this helps ~:) XO t

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